Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Palm Desert, CA

There’s 1 dog friendly hiking trail in Palm Desert, and 8 more nearby. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Palm Desert.

Pet Friendly Cap Homme and Ralph Adams Park
Cap Homme and Ralph Adams Park Bring your dog for some exercise in the designated off-leash area of this beautiful Palm Desert park, which includes hiking trails. Be careful as the area is not fenced. See Details
Pet Friendly Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area
Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area Leashed dogs are welcome at Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area, a stunning 710-acre park situated at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains. It is located 6 miles South East of Old Town La Quinta and offers a delightful experience in the Coachella Valley. Lake Cahuilla is set in the midst of expansive lawns and picturesque mountain tops making it a spectacular destination. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6-feet at all times. Pups are not allowed in the water due to it being a reservoir. See Details
Toro Peak Trail Toro Peak Trail is an easy, 3.25 mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest that will take about 1.5 hours to complete with Fido. This trail leads you through a forested paradise with tall pines as you meander over one of the best secrets in Southern California. A short detour will lead you up to an old cabin in the woods where Steve Ragsdale, a long time protector of the area, once resided. Dogs must be leashed. See Details
Pyramid Peak Trail Pyramid Peak Trail is a moderately easy, 7 mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. This trail lies along the Desert Divide, a section of the Pacific Crest Trail. The view is incredible with mountains to the north and south, the Salton Sea to the west, and the valley below. This area is rather vacant due to the extremely hot temperatures and constant sun exposure. See Details
Whitewater Preserve Plenty of trails to hike at every level. Make sure to wear proper shoes. Most trails are gravel. NO CELL service! But well worth it. It is the desert so bring plenty of water. Nice park area to have a picnic. See Details
Thomas Mountain Trail Thomas Mountain Trail is a difficult, 12-mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest that will take about 6 hours to complete with Fido. This exquisite trail offers some amazing views on a trail that offers plenty of solitude. You will ascend through four climate zones and plenty of shade on this steadily inclining trail. See Details
Palm View Peak Trail Palm View Peak Trail is a difficult, 9 mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. If you are looking to hike to a peak with a dramatic view, than this might not be the trail for you. This trail is for those who want to enjoy a trail and don't necessarily need it to lead somewhere epic. It is a little hard to find the path to the top, but with a map and some trail sense you can find the peak and trail register. See Details
Sheep Mountain Trail Sheep Mountain Trail is an extremely difficult, 12.5-mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest that will take about 8.5 hours to complete with Fido. This trail will have you feeling far more exhausted at the end than you would expect. The trail has constant ups and downs, sun exposure, rocky ground, and is literally uphill both ways. Those attempting this beautiful trail, including your dog, should be used to hiking at least a few times a week. See Details
Mission Creek Preserve Mission Creek Preserve is pet-friendly. This nature preserve is home to old buildings along a dusty pathway you can walk with your leashed pup. On the way, you'll pass historic structures and stunning desert plant communities, all with the backdrop of Southern California’s tallest peak in the background. Don't forget to pick up after your pooch. See Details